Prior to establishing the company in 2006, Thommie held various management and strategic roles at a number of multi-national companies based in South Africa, Africa and the United Kingdom. As a Ph.D. and M.B.A. Graduate, Thommie has personally been involved in successfully managing thousands of Business Plan Projects, Feasibility- and Market Research Studies on behalf of local and international clients.

Honeybush Farming

BUSINESS TYPE Speciality Farming

STAGE OF BUSINESS Existing

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Agriculture

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY South Africa

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application
  • Strategic Plan detailing a Growth- and Expansion Strategy to the Company’s Shareholders

LOAN AMOUNT R3.6 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The company was established in 2014 to produce Honeybush tea for commercial purposes whilst empowering women business owners. It is the intention of the 100% women-owned co-operative, to establish a small-scale Honeybush farming operation in the Southern Cape

Bed And Breakfast

BUSINESS TYPE Bed and Breakfast

STAGE OF BUSINESS Existing

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Travel and Tourism
  • Hotel and Hospitality

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY South Africa

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application
  • Acquisition of an Existing Business

LOAN AMOUNT R2.3 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Pringle Bay’s favourite new Bed and Breakfast accommodation welcomes you to one of the Western Cape Overbergs most beautiful locations.  Also known as the Overstrand region of South Africas Western Cape Province, the part in which Pringle Bay lies, is also home to the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. This establishment in Pringle Bay is situated between Rooi Els and Bettys Bay, on the famous Whale-watching route that leads to the town of Hermanus.

Wedding Venue

BUSINESS TYPE Wedding Venue

STAGE OF BUSINESS Existing

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Travel and Tourism
  • Hotel and Hospitality
  • Wedding

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY Gauteng

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application
  • Strategic Plan detailing a Growth- and Expansion Strategy to the Company’s Shareholders

LOAN AMOUNT R2 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

This establishment is located in the West of Johannesburg and is an established venue that hosts large weddings and conferences. With a romantic country style setting to host a wedding or a conference away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but still need the practicality of an accessible venue; this charming country-house, with its thatched roof and rustic setting, provides patrons with a tranquil feeling of being nestled in the countryside while still being close to major shopping centres and highways. Set against a glorious backdrop of African bush shrubs and quaint white pillars, this venue provides a brilliant photographic opportunity for a wedding album filled with treasured memories – a wonderful way to begin your wedded bliss.

Shuttle Services

BUSINESS TYPE Passenger Transportation

STAGE OF BUSINESS Existing

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Transportation

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY Nigeria

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application
  • Strategic Plan detailing a Growth- and Expansion Strategy to the Company’s Shareholders

LOAN AMOUNT US$3 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The company is a South African based business that has been operating in the Shuttle Service Transportation industry for the past 10 years. The company has entered into a Joint Venture agreement with a partner to operate a Shuttle Service in Nigeria.

Wind Energy

BUSINESS TYPE Wind Energy

STAGE OF BUSINESS Existing

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Renewable Energy
  • Wind Energy

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY Africa And China

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Strategic Plan detailing a Growth- and Expansion Strategy to the Company’s Shareholders
  • Presentation to Venture Capitalists

LOAN AMOUNT  US$34.2 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Joint Venture specialises in turnkey energy solutions. The Joint Venture strategically seeks to partner with Wind Energy Project Developers to establish mutually beneficial business relations. The company supplies towers, wind turbines, blades as well auxiliary parts for the wind energy market. The Joint Venture provides complementary services in transportation, installation, service and maintenance in the wind energy industry.

Solar PV Manufacturing

BUSINESS TYPE Solar PV Manufacturing

STAGE OF BUSINESS Start-Up

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Renewable Energy
  • Manufacturing

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY Africa

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application
  • Presentation to Venture Capitalists

LOAN AMOUNT US$8.7 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The company was created in the Renewable Energy Industry in 2013 with the primary objective of establishing a local, first of its kind hybrid manufacturing facility. The primary revenue channels of the company over the next five years will be derived from sales of Conventional Solar PV Panels and Solar Thermal Collectors, which are both proven, certified high quality products

Renewable Energy

BUSINESS TYPE Renewable Energy

STAGE OF BUSINESS Existing

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Renewable Energy
  • Solar PV

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY KwaZulu-Natal

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application

LOAN AMOUNT R750,000

PROJECT OVERVIEW

An existing and highly successful Franchise that has been in operation for almost 20 years. The prospective Franchisee has applied and qualified for the purchase and establishment of a Franchise within the Greater Durban Region. The three key products/services include: Consultation and Energy Auditing, Installation of Water Heating Systems and Heat Pumps as well as Photovoltaic Solutions. The Franchise aims to target Residential Customers and well as Small- to Medium Sized Businesses.

Biodiesel Production

BUSINESS TYPE  Biodiesel

STAGE OF BUSINESS  Start-Up

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Energy

  • Fuel and Oil

  • Biodiesel

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY South Africa

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Strategic Plan detailing a Growth- and Expansion Strategy to the Company’s Shareholders

  • Presentation to Venture Capitalists

LOAN AMOUNT US$2.5 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The company is a new start-up company that produces Biodiesel and Petroleum Fuels from recycled material through innovation and through the pursuit of new knowledge and re-evaluation of existing knowledge. High Grade Pyrolysis Oil and Pyrolysis Diesel (Pyrolysis Plant) will be produced and sold. The by-products of Gas, Carbon Black and Scrap Metal will provide an additional revenue stream to the company. The company will be located in Mpumalanga. With a production time of 24 hours a day (3 shifts of 8 hours each), a total of 60 job opportunities will be created, with an expected 200 job opportunities indirectly and directly created by the 6th year of operation.

Cable Supply

BUSINESS TYPE Engineering

STAGE OF BUSINESS Start-Up

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Mining
  • Energy
  • Rail Transportation

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY South Africa

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application

LOAN AMOUNT  R15 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The company is a newly established entity that will operate within the Cable Manufacturing Industry. The shareholders and management team have extensive experience operating in this industry and it is this combined experience, combined with a proven market opportunity that will see the company establish itself as a leading majority black-owned enterprise. The company will be engaged in supplying specialised cables to its target market segments. These specialised products will include Instrumentation and Control Cables, Mining Cables, Railway Cables and Cables to companies such as Eskom and Transnet. At the time of compiling this business plan, the company has already secured a distribution agreement, which will see it produce and supply up to 70% of its total production capacity to this client. The distribution agent (client) has its own sales team and has established clients as well as substantial experience in and knowledge of the Cables Manufacturing Industry.

Electrical Engineering

BUSINESS TYPE Engineering

STAGE OF BUSINESS Existing

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Electrical Engineering

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY South Africa

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application
  • Strategic Plan detailing a Growth- and Expansion Strategy to the Company’s Shareholders

LOAN AMOUNT  R12 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The company was established in 2012 and operates within the Electrical Engineering Industry. The company provides turnkey engineering solutions to the industry. Engineers in especially the Electrical Power, Energy and Utility Industries are faced with the challenge of managing aged infrastructure, paired with this is strong pressure, from management, to minimise operating costs. This has resulted in strong emphasis by companies on effective asset management and preventative maintenance. One of the components of asset management is maintenance. There are different maintenance strategies, but experience has revealed that condition based maintenance is an optimal strategy. Condition based maintenance requires thorough knowledge of the current condition of the asset, so as to be able to take maintenance decisions.

Gearbox Manufacturing And Refurbishment

BUSINESS TYPE Manufacturing

STAGE OF BUSINESS Start-Up

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Automotive
  • Mining
  • Manufacturing

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY Africa

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application
  • Grant Application
  • Presentation to Venture Capitalists

LOAN AMOUNT US$15.7 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The need for a well formulated value chain proposition in the manufacturing and refurbishment of gearboxes for the mining industry will be addressed by this company. As a newly established company, the entity seeks to transfer the available knowledge and technical know-how to the next generation of technicians in a bespoke Training Manufacturing facility, with specific focus on the manufacturing and refurbishment of gearboxes to the mining and related industries. The current supply of these specialised gearboxes is managed by foreign manufacturers selling to the local market. The establishment of this company will ensure the cost effective, locally produced gearboxes and related equipment to the local mining industry, thereby reducing high import cost (value proposition 1), creating local jobs (value proposition 2), training and retaining local talent (value proposition 3) and promoting local manufacturing of exceptional quality ‘Proudly South African’ specialised gearboxes (value proposition 4). Future endeavours will see the company expand into the rest of Southern Africa as well as implement an Export Strategy to take advantage of foreign markets.

Marine Product Distribution

BUSINESS TYPE Marine Product Distribution

STAGE OF BUSINESS Start-Up

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Marine
  • Luxury Goods
  • Wholesale

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY Africa

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application

LOAN AMOUNT  R8 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

This business will be a distribution-focused company, delivering the best possible service and products to its boat dealers in South Africa. Further revenue will be derived from creating new business in the Leisure Market, namely outdoor, diving and fishing. The company is looking at importing good quality products to sell to the 280 boating dealers across South Africa. Future plans will see the company expand into an e-commerce platform to supplement its revenue and also to provide a solid foundation to penetrate the Sub-Saharan Africa market.